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As clock speeds and communication channels run at ever higher frequencies, engineers who have previously had little need to consider clock jitter and phase noise are finding that they need to increase... (View Full Article)
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Many analog circuits require linear (analog) signal isolation for safety, signal level shifting, and/or ground loop elimination. Linear signal isolation is typically difficult to implement, costly,... (View Full Article)
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Consumer and commercial thermal applications all rely on temperature sensors. Complex industrial applications, such as optical transceiver modules and motor control systems, often use the temperature... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Photovoltaic (PV) power systems are a sustainable alternative to fossil-fueled power plants and consist of multiple components, including solar power inverters. Expected to operate reliably and at... (View Full Article)
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The public interface of a software component, i.e., an element such as a header file thatâ s readily visible to the developer, is often the softwareâ s most important feature. Best practices in the... (View Full Article)
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Optimizing embedded systems for low power consumption requires developers to find a balance between performance and power usage. However, achieving this balance can mean compromising product... (View Full Article)
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The Battery Life Calculator is an easy-to-use utility that gives designers a quick and easy way to understand the discharge characteristics of different system Silicon Labs' Battery Life Estimator... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Industry experts predict that the number of connected devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) will surpass 15 billion nodes by 2015 and reach over 50 billion by 2020. The value of connecting devices... (View Full Article)
(Acoustic and Audio Equipment)
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This document applies to Si4702/03-C Firmware 19 and greater. Worldwide FM band support (76-108 MHz). Digital low-IF receiver. Frequency synthesizer with integrated VCO. Seek tuning. Automatic... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Many of Silicon Lab's devices feature an on-chip SAR analog-to-digital converter (ADC). These ADC's use a sample capacitor that is charged to the voltage of the input signal that is used by the SAR... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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A touch-sensitive switch is a switch that is implemented as a trace on a printed circuit board. The architecture of the trace creates a capacitive element on the board. Touching this trace with your... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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As clock speeds and communication channels run at ever higher frequencies, accurate jitter and phase noise measurements become more important, even as they become more difficult and expensive to... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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A "one size fits all" strategy does not apply when it comes to clock tree design. Optimizing the clock tree to meet both performance and cost requirements depends on a number of factors, including the... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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CMEMS® technology is an innovative CMOS+MEMS manufacturing process developed by Silicon Labs, a leading supplier of timing solutions. The term CMEMS is a contraction of the acronyms CMOS and... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Safety standards for ac line-powered medical electronic systems require galvanic isolation to protect patients and operators from electrically-induced trauma. The direct connection between machine and... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Although smart meters are more sophisticated than electromechanical power meters, a primary concern in smart meter design is the integrity of measurement data, which can directly impact a utility... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Industrial electronic equipment commonly uses galvanic isolators to protect systems and users from potentially hazardous voltages. It is well known that industrial equipment must operate reliably in... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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The home appliance market uses three-phase, pulse-width-modulated (PWM) motors in a number of end applications including air conditioners, washers, dryers and garage door openers. Many of these... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Typical system design initially focuses on microcontroller (MCU), CPU, memory and I/O components and architectures, and later focuses on how to supply the various clocks required in the system.... (View Full Article)
(Audio and Video IC)
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Designing high-end consumer and professional audio equipment requires considerable audio application expertise and state-of-the art components. To achieve the highest possible performance, some audio... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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Gestures represent a fundamental and universal form of nonverbal communication. Whether you are pointing to select an object out of a group, waving to say hello or curling your fingers to beckon... (View Full Article)
(Audio and Video IC)
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As a growing number of portable applications such as mobile phones and portable media players integrate the FM radio function, there's a misconception that traditional radios are no longer needed. In... (View Full Article)
(Audio and Video IC)
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Silicon TV tuner ICs are rapidly displacing legacy mixer oscillator phase-locked loop (MOPLL) CAN tuner technologies to reduce cost and size and improve performance.Since several suppliers offer a... (View Full Article)
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Bridge transducers are the most common sensor type in digital counting scales. They convert a force into a voltage that is proportional to the force applied to the bridge. Bridge transducers are used... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Optocouplers are inherently limited by outdated LED-based technology, which exhibits significant output variation over input current, temperature and age. These variations reduce the operating... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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As both business and residential customers demand greater access to high-speed network services, equipment suppliers are searching for ways to provide lost cost, multi-protocol interfaces that can be... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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This reference design demonstrates how to set up an Embedded Ethernet web server on a C8051F12x device. It provides instructions on how to set up and use the AB2 Ethernet Daughter Cards and example... (View Full Article)
(Desktop Personal Computers)
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Embedded systems today are small, fast, and very powerful. Embedded connectivity stands at the forefront of harnessing the power of today's embedded systems. The CP220x is an Ethernet Controller that... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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With the latest advances in color LED technology, the possibilities for choosing and modifying ambient lighting in the home are greater than ever before. Wireless networking further enables new... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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As emerging green standards challenge designers to deliver more energy-efficient, cost-effective and reliable power delivery systems in smaller form factors, the need for greater power and isolation... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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In jitter-sensitive applications, power supply noise sensitivities increase design complexity and reduce functional design margin. This in-depth Silicon Labs white paper examines the primary sources... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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High speed, high performance timing applications often require a combination of XO/VCXOs, clock generators, clock buffers and jitter cleaning clocks to satisfy system timing requirements. Each... (View Full Article)
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In this application note, the following definitions apply: Cycle-to-cycle jitter-The short-term variation in clock period between adjacent clock cycles. This jitter measure, abbreviated here as JCC,... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Current sensors are essential components in many power deAC Current Sensor Block Diagramlivery systems such as ac-dc and isolated dc-dc switch mode power supplies (SMPS), motor control and electronic... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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Isolated ADCs are essential for applications where the power drawn from the ac mains must be monitored. The most common solution for these applications today uses a current transformer coupled with... (View Full Article)
(Desktop Personal Computers)
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Ensuring the boundaries of performance in any digital system consists of evaluating, for example, the setup/ hold time margins for each flip-flop within the system. In most systems today, voltage and... (View Full Article)
(Acoustic and Audio Equipment)
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Edwin H. Armstrong, known as one of the founding fathers of radio technology, invented the superheterodyne radio receiver in 1918 and frequency modulation (FM) in 1933 [1]. These two concepts, along... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Learn how to simplify your timing design using glitch-free frequency shifting to address low-power design challenges and the complexity of generating a wide range of frequencies in consumer... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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With tens of millions of residential users subscribing to FTTx services over the next few years, wireline telephony is still a critical technology for service providers deploying the latest optical... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Technical innovation is required on multiple fronts to enable the industry migration from 10G to 40/100G. Recent advances in optics, SerDes and clocking technologies are helping to pave the way for... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Driven by the need for untethered mobility and ease of use, many systems rely on rechargeable batteries as their primary power source. The battery charger is typically implemented using a... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Decreased power consumption results in longer battery life, and, in some cases, enables the use of a smaller, less expensive battery. Traditional MCUs perform the voltage conversion with inefficient... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Traditional Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) controllers implement the switching of charge across their capacitive segments in an inefficient manner. On the physical LCD, each segment can be thought of as... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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In today's ARM-oriented MCU development environment, 8-bit devices might look outdated, but looks are deceiving. When coupled with modern process technologies and advanced mixed-signal peripherals,... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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What defines good human interface design, and how can system designers implement a smarter, friendlier and more intuitive solution? This in-depth Silicon Labs white paper examines these questions and... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Designing a smart water or gas utility meter can present a vexing low-power challenge for embedded control systems requiring RF connectivity. Since a single service call from a technician often... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Maximizing the duration of time in sleep mode is extremely important in low-power applications. In these applications, the microcontroller (MCU) spends the majority of the time in the low power or... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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Developing a mobile handheld device with a projected-capacitance touchscreen interface can be a complex design challenge. A projected-capacitance touchscreen, which represents the current mainstream... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Download this free white paper to learn how to become more adept at finding solutions that increase your ability to effectively and efficiently deliver great designs on schedule.... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Choosing the right ultra-low-power microcontroller (MCU) for your next embedded design can be a confusing task when you compare claimed current consumption specifications in a myriad of data sheets... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Wireless connectivity continues to expand quickly across all industries as wider varieties of electronic devices and appliances add wireless controls and communications. Consumers are used to the... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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System-on-chip (SoC) transmitter solutions 434 MHz Remote Control PCBgreatly simplify the process of designing a remote control and reduce system bill of materials (BOM) cost by eliminating the need... (View Full Article)
(Semiconductors)
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Portable devices have become one of main sources of demand for the semiconductor industry. The high volumes of these products are driving significant semiconductor innovation to add new features in a... (View Full Article)
(Light Sources)
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This application note applies to all Silicon Labs USB MCUs. The Human Interface Device (HID) class specification allows designers to create USB-based devices and applications without the need for... (View Full Article)
(Semiconductors)
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The purpose of this note is to provide an example of how to add a real-time clock (RTC) feature to a C8051F00x or C8051F01x device. Example software is included at the end of this note.... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Energy harvesting technology is rapidly emerging as a viable power supply option for embedded system designers, enabling wireless sensors to be used in applications that previously were not feasible... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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In the emerging "Internet of Things" era, the traditional approach to humidity measurement using large-footprint legacy discrete circuits or bulky humidity sensing modules is no longer suitable to... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Many applications require measurements using an analog-to-digital converter (ADC). Such applications will have resolution requirements based in the signal's dynamic range, the smallest change in a... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Power over Ethernet (PoE) controllers for power sourcThermal Riseing equipment (PSE) use high-voltage, high-current field-effect transistors (FETs) to connect the power source to the load. Integrating... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Embedded system designers have benefitted from procuring integrated circuits (ICs) such as microcontrollers (MCUs) in die form for many years. Because the dimensions of die are much smaller than when... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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In less than a minute, the IR Range Estimator tool determines if the object you're detecting with the Si114x proximity and ambient light sensors will be within range, and if the SNR threshold is high... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Easily calculate isolation power consumption! Silicon Labs makes it easy for you to find out exactly how much power the isolation configuration in your system will consume with the first ever isolator... (View Full Article)
(IC Optoelectronics)
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Optocouplers have been the unchallenged signal isolation solution for over 40 years, but digital isolators fabricated in complementary metallic oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process technology are... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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To build an advanced wireless system, most developers will end up choosing between two industrial, scientific and medial (ISM) radio band options - 2.4GHz or sub-GHz frequencies. Depending on your... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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MEMS technologies alleviate many limitations of quartz-based frequency-control designs, but the integration of MEMS into frequency-control and clock products is still characterized as a two-chip... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause medical devices to malfunction with potentially catastrophic results. The trend towards higher-frequency, lower-power medical systems complicates EMI... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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The challenge of identifying which MCUs are truly low power is rarely a simple task, requiring designers to navigate though the numerous (and often confusing) claims made by various semiconductor... (View Full Article)
(Semiconductors)
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Many articles have been published using opto-couplers for I2C isolation. These circuits are somewhat complex, sensitive to bus capacitance, and limited in speed. They are also not compatible with... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Magnetic stripe readers (MSRs) are widely used in many different applications such as point-of-sale terminals and key card readers. The C8051F330 is capable of integrating MSR functionality in a very... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The goal for wireless system manufacturers is to provide low-cost, robust nodes that maximize battery life while extending the range of the network as far as possible. Today's developers have a wide... (View Full Article)
(IC Interface Devices)
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The home appliance market uses three-phase, pulse-width-modulated (PWM) motors in a number of end applications including air conditioners, washers, dryers and garage door openers. Many of these... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Small motors, less than 300 W, are found in a wide variety of applications. These include automobiles, printers, copiers, paper handlers, factory automation, test equipment, robotics, space &... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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On June 3, 2011, three men in their early 20s were arrested in Derbyshire, England, on suspicion of tampering with a co-op cash machine by taking money before it actually reached the external cash... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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During the past decade, there have been considerable advances in radio frequency (RF) communication circuit design. These advances stem from new RF architectures that were once considered impossible... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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We are all familiar with small liquid crystal displays (LCDs) â not the 50-inch big-screen LCD TVs on your holiday shopping list, but the much smaller segment displays that are found everywhere. LCDs... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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PCI Express (PCIe) has become the high-speed interconnect of choice in the server/storage, embedded, communications and consumer markets. Technology trends have contributed to the proliferation of... (View Full Article)
(Audio and Video IC)
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Class D systems are quickly narrowing audio performance gap with simpler, more efficient designs offering fidelity that can surpass that of analog amplifiers. But with higher fidelity comes increased... (View Full Article)
(IC Optoelectronics)
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For the last three decades, opto-drivers have been the "go-to" isolated gate driver solution because they provide isolated gate drive functionality and inherent high-side level shifting in a single... (View Full Article)
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This application note discusses power management techniques and methods of calculating power in a Silicon Labs C8051F00x and C8051F01x SoC. Many applications will have strict power requirements, and... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Hardware designers are routinely challenged to increase functional density while shrinking the overall PCB footprint of each new design. One significant challenge is minimizing clock jitter through... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The August 23, 1943 issue of LIFE Magazine carried the following letter to the editor: Sirs: In proportion to size these little glass like quartz wafers are perhaps the most remarkable of all the... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Developers of new systems ideally should make decisions regarding clocking requirements early in the design process. Although clocking rates are critical parameters that should be known in advance,... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Electromagnetic interference (EMI), once the exclusive concern of equipment designers working with high-speed signals, is no longer limited to a narrow class of high-end applications. The high-speed... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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The Si3400 and Si3401 Power over Ethernet (PoE) powered device (PD) controllers are designed in an efficient Silicon on Insulator (SOI) process technology, which enables the integration of a robust... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Engineers have many options when selecting the optimal battery to support and maximize service life of their applications. As batteries become more sophisticated in design and function, you must weigh... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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To ensure proper compliance with the PCIe standard, systems require careful attention to the timing subsystem and architecture. This article explores some of the standard clocking architectures for... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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This reference design provides a hardware and software solution for Sensorless Brushless dc motors. This document includes complete schematics, printed circuit board layout, and firmware. The... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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C8051F0xx devices are equipped with an SMBus serial I/O device that is compliant with the System Management Bus Specification version 1.1, as well as the I2C serial bus. The SMBus is a bi-directional,... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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This document is intended for developers creating products based on the CP210x USB to UART Bridge Controller. It provides information about serial communications and how to obtain the port number for... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Due to the wide diversity of frequency and jitter requirements of the reference clocks required in modern electronic systems, an assortment of standalone crystal oscillators and fixed-frequency clock... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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Humidity sensing technology is critical to a wide range of applications, and despite its pervasive necessity and application across many industries, relative humidity measurement is among the more... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Developing code that is compiler independent for microcontrollers adds a great degree of flexibility to any project and helps companies mitigate the risks associated with compiler dependence. Making a... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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FPGA-based systems have become common and are appropriate for many applications. However, by their nature, FPGAs are power-hungry devices with complex power delivery requirements and multiple voltage... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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C8051F3xx and C8051F41x devices are equipped with an SMBus serial I/O peripheral that is compliant with both the System Management Bus Specification and the I2C-Bus Specification. The SMBus is a... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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FM radio has witnessed an explosion of interest from the market for its applications in mobile and personal media players; however, the traditional FM design approach requires a long antenna, such as... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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Stepper motors are used in a wide variety of applications. They are prevalent in consumer office equipment such as printers, plotters, copiers, and scanners. Stepper motors are also used in automotive... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Ethernet has become the preferred method of data transport over the last few decades because of its low operation cost and universal adoption in both enterprise and residential markets. It was a... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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In today's ARM-oriented MCU development environment, 8-bit devices might look old and outdated, but looks are deceiving. When coupled with modern process technologies and advanced mixed-signal... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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The ability to power wireless sensor nodes from harvested energy sources allows embedded designers to offer self-sustaining systems with significantly reduced cost of ownership for the end-user as... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Recent advances in semiconductor, networking and material science technologies are driving the ubiquitous deployment of large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Together, these technologies have... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Embedded developers and product managers are under continuous pressure to push the envelope of cost, size, power consumption and performance in their next portable medical device designs. In order to... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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When developing a 2.4 GHz ZigBee® wireless networking application, designers are often faced with a system partitioning choice: What is the optimal level of integration for a ZigBee connectivity... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Digitization of video signals has been common practice in broadcast video for many years. Early digital video was commonly encoded on a 10-bit parallel bus, but as higher processing speeds became... (View Full Article)
(Signal Conditioning)
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By incorporating modern CMOS isolation devices into new high-voltage consumer devices, manufacturers can ensure that their smaller, improved systems don't give end users a nasty shock. When we were... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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The ToolStick development platform consists of a ToolStick Base Adapter and a ToolStick Daughter card. The ToolStick Virtual Tools application provides a set of tools for the PC that can be controlled... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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Touchless lavatory applications such as toilet flushers, automatic faucets, soap dispensers and towel dispensers are becoming increasingly common. Key design issues to consider include: flushers and... (View Full Article)
(Sensor Chips)
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This Silicon Labs in-depth white paper examines how through advancements in human interface (HI) technology and design, infrared proximity sensors are poised to usher in the next user interface... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Picking the right device for a particular application is dependent on a number of factors, in high performance applications, low jitter and low phase noise are critical given that they have a direct... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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A UART code loader provides in-system reprogrammability of program code space (FLASH) through the serial port. This application note gives an overview of in-application code loading on Silicon Labs... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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Isochronous data transfers can be used by universal serial bus (USB) devices designed to transfer data to or from a host at a constant rate. Systems streaming audio employ isochronous transfers to... (View Full Article)
(IC Interface Devices)
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The rapid expansion of the USB standard in consumer electronics products has extended the use of USB connectivity to propagate and control digital audio. However, streaming audio over USB is a complex... (View Full Article)
(IC Interface Devices)
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Although universal serial bus (USB) connectivity has become a key requirement for most embedded applications, in most cases, it is just one of many design requirements for a typical application. For... (View Full Article)
(IC Interface Devices)
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Designing USB communications into an application enables a system to communicate with a variety of USB host devices and provides a convenient power option through the USB connection. Today's printers,... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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The information in this document and the associated software download is intended for use by developers creating USB products based on the CP210x USB to UART Bridge Controller device family or the... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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This USB FM Radio design is intended as a reference for incorporating FM radio functionality into a USB product. The design consists of two major components, the Si4701 FM radio receiver and the... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Among the USB device classes natively supported by popular operating systems, the USB Mass Storage Device (MSD) class is one of the most widely supported device classes. A USB device that supports... (View Full Article)
(IC Interface Devices)
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Discover a painless and economical approach for adding USB connectivity to any embedded microcontroller-based solution. This approach requires no USB expertise or firmware development thus enabling... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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This white paper looks at the principles of antenna diversity and how RSSI (received signal strength indicator) can be used in a software-based algorithm to reduce the processor load when managing... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Every digital electronic system requires a repetitive periodic signal or frequency that sets the timing for all data transactions within the system and with interface devices. Silicon timing devices... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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The implementation of direct memory access (DMA) in 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) based on ARM® cores has limitations. Specifically, DMA does not support chaining (connecting a string of... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Developers are always looking for ways to reduce the cost of their embedded systems without compromising the availability of peripherals or system performance. This white paper explores the option of... (View Full Article)
(Microprocessors and Microcontrollers)
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Digital signal processing algorithms are powerful tools that provide algorithmic solutions to common problems. For example, digital filters provide several benefits over their analog counterparts.... (View Full Article)
(Timing Circuits)
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Picking the right device for a particular application is dependent on a number of factors, including whether or not the clocks must be synchronized to an externally provided reference clock, the... (View Full Article)
(Power and Power Management IC)
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Over the last four decades, optocouplers have been the "default" signal isolation device, but recent breakthroughs in silicon isolation technology have spawned smaller, faster, and more reliable and... (View Full Article)
(Communication IC)
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Wireless voice applications require a microcontroller to quickly compress and decompress audio, efficiently control an RF transceiver, and accurately sample and output an audio stream. With its small,... (View Full Article)
(Industrial and Engineering Software)
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The Flash memory on all Silicon Labs MCU devices is readable and writable from application code. This capability allows user software to store values to the Flash such as calibration constants or... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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With growing interest in using ZigBee for smart metering HANs in the UK and elsewhere around the world, testing propagation properties of these devices at 2.4 GHz is important to advise technology... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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For end devices and routers that do not require a host processor, the single-chip wireless SoC system partitioning approach delivers the best network performance, the lowest power consumption and the... (View Full Article)
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Home Area Networks (HANs) are becoming more prevalent as new wireless home automation and energy management products for controlling entertainment, lighting, climate and security systems hit the mass... (View Full Article)